Manalishis Mk 1a 827 Vitesse (manual)

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Re: Manalishis Mk 1a 827 Vitesse (manual)

Post by mercedade » Thu Sep 03, 2020 9:56 am

I'm a pretty bog-standard 6ft, tbh.

Longish arms, average legs. My biggest issue is that over long-distances, leather contributes to back-pain in a way that cloth seats don't! It's the point about grip - too much sliding around in luxurious leather seats.

The Vitesse seats were the perfect match of style and comfort, grippy for fast driving on country roads and supportive over long distance cruising. Saab 95 seats (cloth) are probably the most comfortable seats I've ever sat in for long distance motorway slogs.
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1998 Rover Mk2 820 Vitesse Hatchback (white gold)
Gone...1998 Rover Mk2 820 Vitesse Hatchback (green)
Gone...1992 Rover Mk1 827 SLi Manual (green)
Gone...1998 Rover Mk2 825 Diesel (green)

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Re: Manalishis Mk 1a 827 Vitesse (manual)

Post by scoobyh123 » Thu Sep 03, 2020 12:45 pm

Ah, the Saab 95 - one of the most uncomfortable cars i've ever driven, especially on a long distance!
I think it's down to the individual and their shape that makes a big difference.
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'94 827 Sterling saloon
'88 Volvo 760 V6 Estate
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Re: Manalishis Mk 1a 827 Vitesse (manual)

Post by Manalishi » Fri Sep 11, 2020 6:51 pm

Still in between major surgery so made a few small things with the pliers and scalpell.

The front wheels have had a terrible metallic hiss to them. I really didn’t bother but after work today I ripped the front pads off to inspect. And yes as I suspected the small stainless Piece between pads and caliper was leaning on the disc. So removing, bending it back some and refitting did the trick. Now the Vitesse is quiet again.

Or no, really it isn’t. I was to pick up the wife today at the train station and I misunderstood so parked on the wrong side of the tracks. It’s a good 5min drive to get there and the missus smiled and said that she could here me on the wrong side, starting up and getting off.

Oh that car sound sooooo good! :lol: :lol:
Henrik
Rover 820 Vitesse Coupe 180bhp -93 (Italy)
Rover 827 Vitesse manual (non cat) -89 (Spain)
Lexus GS450h -13
Honda Accord 2.4 Executive -04
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Re: Manalishis Mk 1a 827 Vitesse (manual)

Post by scoobyh123 » Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:18 pm

The C27 has a very distinctive note that carries, even when it's quiet, not surprised your missus could hear you Henrik!
I expect you gave it a bit more welly through frustration at going to the wrong side making it even more distinctive. :P :wink: :D
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'88 Volvo 760 V6 Estate
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Re: Manalishis Mk 1a 827 Vitesse (manual)

Post by Manalishi » Sat Sep 12, 2020 6:08 am

scoobyh123 wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:18 pm
The C27 has a very distinctive note that carries, even when it's quiet, not surprised your missus could hear you Henrik!
I expect you gave it a bit more welly through frustration at going to the wrong side making it even more distinctive. :P :wink: :D
Always Dave! After 4K rpm everything gets a lot more interesting too!

Oh and I haven’t fitted my extra silencer I got yet so it’s still pretty noisy, as it’s no cat with a ”cat-system”. Not sure I want to fit it either! 8)
Henrik
Rover 820 Vitesse Coupe 180bhp -93 (Italy)
Rover 827 Vitesse manual (non cat) -89 (Spain)
Lexus GS450h -13
Honda Accord 2.4 Executive -04
Austin Seven Special -36
Austin Seven Ruby -36
Gone:
Rover 820 ti -95
Rover 216 coupe -93
Rover 620 ti -98

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Re: Manalishis Mk 1a 827 Vitesse (manual)

Post by scoobyh123 » Sat Sep 12, 2020 9:11 am

I prefer that slightly sporty rasp that a cat system gives with no cat. It also lets the engine do what it should! :wink: :D
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'88 Volvo 760 V6 Estate
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Re: Manalishis Mk 1a 827 Vitesse (manual)

Post by Manalishi » Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:10 pm

Wheel bearing in the mail.

But a few days ago I received my Package with a set of new stalks and this evening I managed to fit them. And hey! Now my lights work as they should! So happy boy!! :lol:
Henrik
Rover 820 Vitesse Coupe 180bhp -93 (Italy)
Rover 827 Vitesse manual (non cat) -89 (Spain)
Lexus GS450h -13
Honda Accord 2.4 Executive -04
Austin Seven Special -36
Austin Seven Ruby -36
Gone:
Rover 820 ti -95
Rover 216 coupe -93
Rover 620 ti -98

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Re: Manalishis Mk 1a 827 Vitesse (manual)

Post by mercedade » Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:14 am

Excellent news - sometimes new is just the best way!
Adrian
1998 Rover Mk2 820 Vitesse Hatchback (white gold)
Gone...1998 Rover Mk2 820 Vitesse Hatchback (green)
Gone...1992 Rover Mk1 827 SLi Manual (green)
Gone...1998 Rover Mk2 825 Diesel (green)

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Re: Manalishis Mk 1a 827 Vitesse (manual)

Post by scoobyh123 » Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:38 am

Great news Henrik! :wink: :D
Cheers,
Dave


'94 827 Sterling saloon
'88 Volvo 760 V6 Estate
All auto :D
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'95 827 Coupé LPG gone but not forgotten!

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Re: Manalishis Mk 1a 827 Vitesse (manual)

Post by Manalishi » Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:02 am

mercedade wrote:
Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:14 am
Excellent news - sometimes new is just the best way!
scoobyh123 wrote:
Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:38 am
Great news Henrik! :wink: :D
Thanks!

Well not new but ”new”. Got them from one of the Facebook folks Daniel Joseph Bryan, a really nice guy with a large number of spares and cars. I’ve invited him here too, I hope he finds his way.

Next on the list is to fiddle some with the dash lights. They died when I fitted the new heater blower control. So need to see what’s going on there.
Henrik
Rover 820 Vitesse Coupe 180bhp -93 (Italy)
Rover 827 Vitesse manual (non cat) -89 (Spain)
Lexus GS450h -13
Honda Accord 2.4 Executive -04
Austin Seven Special -36
Austin Seven Ruby -36
Gone:
Rover 820 ti -95
Rover 216 coupe -93
Rover 620 ti -98

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Re: Manalishis Mk 1a 827 Vitesse (manual)

Post by scoobyh123 » Sat Sep 19, 2020 12:07 pm

Check your fuses Henrik, can't remember which one but there's a separate one for the dash lights if memory serves. Might just be dirty spades on the fuse so give each fuse you check a clean on the blades with some emery tape or similar.
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Dave


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'88 Volvo 760 V6 Estate
All auto :D
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